Photo Of Billy The Kid: $5 Million
Randy Guijarro was walking through a thrift shop when he discovered a few “junk” boxes. He found three tintypes inside one of the boxes. A tintype is an old picture printed on thin metal sheets. He paid a whopping three dollars for all three photos and headed home. Upon a closer examination of the work, he was shocked when he recognized the famous outlaw, Billy the Kid.
At first, collectors were very skeptical when Guijarro told them of his find. The artwork was examined for a full-year by a team of professionals. They ended up identifying all 18 people in the photo, including Billy, his gang, and their friends and family. The photo was later discovered to have been taken in Chaves Country, New Mexico. They even found the remains of the building in the photo. Guijarro’s photo was appraised and quickly insured for $5 million.